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George W. Perkins Sr. papers, 1871-1920

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0990
Bib ID 7748797 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Perkins, George W (George Walbridge), 1862-1920
Title George W. Perkins Sr. papers, 1871-1920
Physical Description 40 linear feet (84 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

Cataloged correspondence and manuscripts are on-site. The remainder of the collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Correspondence and manuscripts cataloged

Description

Summary

The collection, which reflects these associations, includes correspondence, financial records, memoranda, papers, speeches, and newspaper clippings, relating to the history of life insurance, banking, industrial development, and politics in the early 20th Century.

General Note

The collection was used as the basis for a biography of Perkins written by John A. Garraty and published by Harpers in 1960

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Cataloged correspondence and manuscripts are on-site. The remainder of the collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George W. Perkins, Sr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2019-11-01 PDF replaced, container list and cataloged correspondence added. kws

Subject Headings

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"ArchivedGRID"
Agricultural machinery industry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking -- United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capitalists and financiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemical warfare -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Executives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrialists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Insurance companies -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Life insurance -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- : Officials and employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- : United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Palisades Interstate Park Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perkins, George W (George Walbridge), 1862-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steel industry and trade -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The papers of George Walbridge Perkins, 1862-1920, financier and industrialist. Perkins was a vice president of the New York Life Insurance Company, and a partner in the financial firm of J.P. Morgan; he also took an active part in the formation of the International Harvester Company, and the Northern Securities Company, and in the management of the U. S. Steel Corporation. The collection, which reflects these associations, includes correspondence, financial records, memoranda, papers, speeches, and newspaper clippings, relating to the history of life insurance, banking, industrial development, and politics in the early 20th Century.